• Developer Day - Code, Connect, Collaborate

    Mindspace Berlin-Mitte

    In Partnership with AWS This is for developers to learn about the Freshdesk Marketplace, learn how to build apps and make revenue through them and also to hear talks from AWS about emerging topics. (Free Event. Plus we got pizzas and beer!) Hear about emerging technology, meet and network with the brightest of tech minds in Berlin. Collaborate with other developers to build apps on the Freshdesk Marketplace We feel this will be very relevant to your group. Looking forward to seeing you guys there. :) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freshdesk-developer-day-tickets-32286217947

  • Javascript Everywhere


    After more than two years Geek2Geek meetup is back on, full power! This time we collaborated with the guys from talent.io and Delodi to bring you, as we think, a pretty interesting topic! Back in the days, when some of us were writing their first alert ('hello world') in Netscape Browser, nobody could imagine that this language would one day be used in so many ways as it is used today. With JavaScript we can write browser applications, use it server side, write mobile apps within the webview as well as native apps, we can even write desktop applications with it. There are AI libraries out there and even databases written in JavaScript. Where is the limit? What else is out there? We have three amazing speakers confirmed: Testing Javascript From a Frontend Perspective Frédéric Cabassut, Software Developer JS Applications are getting more and more complex it is becoming a must to not only trust in god, that everything works well after the next release. AI and Javascript with Synaptic Lian Li, Software Developer, Datenfreunde, Hamburg Have you ever been in a betting pool for your local football league? Then you might know, how exhausting it is, to come up with sensible result for every single game and most of us are not using the scientific method... at all. No need to fret about it anymore! I'll show you how to write a program that learns to predict football scores with the help of the node.js library synaptic. ReactJS Jonathan Moore, CTO, N3xtcoder, Berlin Jonathan, former CTO of Team Europe and Gründerszene will give us an intro either on React based on their latest videochat project for an NGO. Thanks to talent.io and Delodi for organizing the event and bringing the speakers together. Talent.io will sponsor some healthy food and also kindly cover the speaker’s expenses and make contributions per speaker towards projects like Travis CI Foundation and JS Foundation. Delodi will provide drinks and will record the session.

  • CM Tools


    This time we will talk about Configuration Management Tools like Chef, Puppet, Ansible and SaltStack. More details coming soon! Ansible is the easiest way to automate IT. It is Angentless & Masterless. Configuration is written in YAML Syntax. This talk will give a short intro into the Ansible basics and demonstrate a couple real-world demos. Robert Reiz is the creator of VersionEye & Geek2Geek. He is a Software Developer since 1998 and likes specially Ruby. SaltStack: Frederic will talk about different setups of salt as well as its core components. Furthermore he will demo common setups, that are easily reproducible (all of which are documented and will be accessible after the talk). I will end with an interesting project that havily utilizes salt's api. Frederic Branczyk: Applied computer science student currently working at SAP Research Karlsruhe and SAP Labs Palo Alto. Previous jobs included Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. and my own company, which didn't turn out to be very successful, but I learned a lot.

  • NoSQL Ring Architecture

    Wikimedia Deutschland

    These time we will talk about NoSQL Ring Architecture. Famous implementations are Cassandra and Riak. We will have talks to both of them. And of course free Beer & Pizza ;-) Apache Cassandra is the de facto standard database for IoT services. It offers linear scalability for data velocity and volume, while providing fault tolerance of servers, racks and even data centres. Its wide-row storage engine model is perfect for time series data and the internet enterprise. This talk will cover these technical capabilities of Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise, followed by some interesting use-cases. Christian Johannsen is a Solutions Engineer at DataStax, covering the DACH region. Christian was an integration and automationspecialist in the virtualisation space and wanted to get more involved with the BigData scene. As an integration specialist he workeda lot with API´s and data exchange formats what now allows him to help customers integrate with Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise. Riak at Wooga. Wooga have several millions of users. It have different teams and none sysadmin. Each team builds from zero the backend, allowing us to try new technologies. We have being using riak for more than a year in several projects in production. This talk will cover our learnings with this NoSQL Database. Guillermo Álvarez. Born in Madrid, Spain he moved 3 years ago to Berlin where we start working at Wooga. He have more than 15 years of experience in CS. Even if his role during the last years have been a developer, right now is moving into project management, and product development.

  • Centralized Logging


    Time to come together again. This time we will talk about centralized logging. Specially about Graylog2 and the ELK stack. Graylog2 is a free and open source log analysis tool that allows you to perform searches, analyse the data, build dashboards and set alarms using the streams system. Typical use cases range from debugging platform problems & monitoring exception counts to displaying average pizza delivery time per state on a dashboard. In this talk I will go through the architecture of Graylog2, what you can do with it and how to get your data into it. Lennart Koopmann has started the Graylog2 (http://www.graylog2.org) project in 2010 and founded TORCH as a company behind it in 2012. A team of developers at TORCH is working on Graylog2 in full time since 2013. Lennart worked at Jimdo and XING before where he collected years of experience in developing and maintaining huge distributed systems and architectures. When not working on Graylog2 he is training for an Ironman triathlon with differing success. The ELK stack consists of Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Together they are a solution for centralized aggregation and analytics of logs on a massive scale. At Linko, we have been early adopters of Elasticsearch and have recently added Logstash and Kibana as well. In this presentation we'll focus on explaining how we use it, how it all fits together, and run through a live demo. Jilles van Gurp is the lead architect at Linko Inc. http://linko.io (http://linko.io/), a startup that is focusing on revolutionizing the CRM business. Before Linko, Jilles had a startup (Localstream, acquired by Linko), was lead architect for Nokia's Places Registry (Here/Berlin), worked as a researcher in Nokia Research Finland, a release manager at GX Creative Online Development (NL), and got a Ph. D. for his thesis on software architecture in 2003

  • NoSQL


    Hi Geeks, We would like to meetup with you on February 21 at CO.UP in Berlin. The topic is "NoSQL". We will have talks CouchDB, Neo4J and ArangoDB. And a short intro to TempoDB. This are the speakers. Jan Lehnardt is an Open Source developer who works on all parts of the Web stack. He is the project lead of the synchronising database Apache CouchDB and co-inventor of Hoodie (http://hood.ie/), a javascript framework and infrastructure brings full-stack app development to frontend programmers and web designers. Jan will give us an intro to CouchDB. Stefan Plantikow studied computer science and is an expert for distributed systems and multi threading. He works on the next version 2.1 of the NoSQL Graph database Neo4J. Stefan will give us a short intro into Neo4J and talk specially about Cypher, the awesome query language for graph dbs. Beside that he will show us new features in Neo4J 2.0. Martin Schöner is the chief architect at ArangoDB. He will give a short introduction to ArangoDB, a multi-purpose, multi-model, non-relational, open-source database. Data in ArangoDB can be stored and accessed as documents, treated as simple key-value pairs or as complex graphs. Queries can be simple REST calls, query by examples, or formulated in a full fledged query language with joins and aggregations. ArangoDB supports replication for high availibility and - in the coming version - also sharding for horizontal scaling. We look forward to seeing you there :)

  • Geek2Geek November - HTML + CSS + JS

    Location visible to members

    Hi Geeks, We would like to meetup with you on November 26. The topic is "Building apps with HTML, CSS & JS". We will have talks that demonstrate how to build apps (mobile + web) with pure HTML, CSS & JavaScript. This time the speakers are Michael Neuhaus, and Jan Lehnardt. Michael Neuhaus: Michael is a senior developer and team lead at Fashion For Home (http://www.fashionforhome.de/). At his daily work he's improving the web shop, using JavaScript and PHP. Intrigued by the rise of JavaScript in the last years, he has a strong interest in this field. He will give you an introduction to Firefox OS and show another reason why it's an good idea to deal with JavaScript. Jan Lehnardt: Jan is an Open Source developer who works on all parts of the Web stack. He is the project lead of the synchronising database Apache CouchDB and co-inventor of Hoodie (http://hood.ie), a javascript framework and infrastructure brings full-stack app development to frontend programmers and web designers. Jan will introduce "Hoodie" and explain the principles behind it. Doors are at 7pm. We will start at 7:45pm sharp. We look forward to seeing you there :)

  • Geek2Geek in October

    Needs a location

    Unfortunately we have to skip the Geek2Geek event in October. We are very sorry for that. But currently we are very busy with product development and with fund raising. But there are anyway more MeetUps and conferences in October than usual. Awesome conferences like EuroClojure, GOTO, FridayAtSix and TechCrunch Disrubt. Read Roberts blog post about Geek2Geek here: http://robert-reiz.com/2013/10/21/geek2geek/ We will do a Geek2Geek MeetUp in November again. You are welcome to post ideas for the next topic here.

  • Geeks! Let's meetup in September

    Fashion For Home - Showroom im Quartier 208

    We're pleased to announce that the speakers for our next Geek2Geek meetup are Ben Nuttall, and Samuel Carlisle. This time we will focus on "Hardware Hacks". Ben Nuttall: Ben (@ben_nuttall (https://twitter.com/ben_nuttall)) is a web & software developer in Manchester, UK, where he runs the monthly Manchester Raspberry Jam at local community hackspace MadLab and volunteers as an educator with CoderDojo. He is a free software advocate (http://bennuttall.com) and user group junkie who loves always learning more about programming. He has a degree in Mathematics and Computing and his other hobbies include kayaking and climbing. Ben will talk about Raspberry Jams. Raspberry Jams are user groups, hack days, talks, collaboration events, or whatever they want to become. People of all ages and all abilities come together to reincarnate the original home computing revolution. In July 2012, the first ever Raspberry Jam took place at Madlab in Manchester - the trend took off around the UK and soon to the rest of the world. Samuel Carlisle: Sam (@samthetechie (https://twitter.com/samthetechie)) is an electronic engineer, community organizer, civic media expert, and entrepreneur. He establishes technical infrastructure and social patterns that enable collaboration and participation, facilitates and inspires teams, and creates and promotes the use of civic media and disruptive technologies — from 3D printers to etherpads to apps for direct action. Sam is the co-founder Sukey.org (http://sukey.github.io/), a platform to keep demonstrators safe, mobile, and informed. He founded OccupyLSX tech, is a key contributor to Cryptoparty, and has been known to go all-in on initiatives like Hurricane Hackers. A longtime member of the London Hackspace, Sam repairs and hacks everything he owns, and helps others become empowered by and involved with maker culture. Sam will talk about "Read/write society and reverse engineering of objects". Thanks to Fashion For Home (http://www.fashionforhome.de/showroom), snacks and beer are available for free, while supplies last. We're looking forward to you! :)

  • Geek2Geek: Welcome to round 2

    Bonial International GmbH

    We're pleased to announce that the speakers for our next Geek2Geek meetup are Paolo Negri from Contentful, Peter Bourgon from SoundCloud, Timwi and Timo Sulg from VersionEye. This time we will focus on "Non Mainstream Languages". Paolo Negri: Paolo (@hungryblank) is co-founder at Contentful (https://www.contentful.com). He started using Erlang in 2011 to build game servers for popular social games and he became fond of the language and its ecosystem. Paolo will give a short introduction to the principles and ideas behind the language and what makes it stand out from other programming languages. Peter Bourgon: Peter (@peterbourgon), is a distributed systems software engineer. He's working on search and discovery for SoundCloud (http://soundcloud.com). He's into well-designed and maintainable code, avoiding pre- and over- optimization, and best practices. Peter is also an unofficial SoundCloud Go evangelist and will tell you what that means. Timwi: Four years ago Timwi (@TimwiTerby) co-founded Aldaray (http://www.aldaray.com/) and created Rummage, the most effective .NET obfuscator on the market. Currently he is working on a massively-multiplayer web-based quiz game. Before that, he studied Mathematics and Computer Science and worked on a large-scale project management, querying and organizational tool for a large silicon semiconductor company. In his spare time, he enjoys theoretical challenges, especially those involving mathematical logic and computation. In this presentation, Timwi will describe one of the fruits of this hobby: an esoteric (read: useless but interesting) programming language with only four instructions: Funciton! Timo Sulg: Timo (@timgluz) is a data-hacker from Estonia. He's currently turning VersionEye (http://www.versioneye.com/) into the "Google of software libraries". Before moving to Berlin, he has been co-founder of 2 finnish startup companies and used to work for the biggest swedish bank as a data specialist. His journey as a developer has been colorful - Timo started programming with TurboPascal, then C, PHP, Octave, C#, R, Python, Javascript, Julia, Ruby and now Clojure. He’ll give us a short overview about what Clojure is and how to get started. Furthermore, Timo will show us some demos of his favorite Clojure perks. Thanks to KaufDA (http://www.kaufda.de/), snacks and beer are available for free, while supplies last. We're looking forward to you!